March 28 2014 09:56AM
The 11th annual Juno Cup hockey game between the Juno nominated Rockers and NHL Greats takes place tonight at MTS Centre Ice Plex at 7:30. Names like Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo and Colin MacDonald from The Trews will be in attendance. I will be suiting up for The Rockers against a stacked team of names like Carey Wilson (Flames, Rangers), 3-time Stanley Cup Winner Mike Keane (Stars, Habs, Avs), Trevor Kidd (Flames, Leafs, Canes, Panthers). The odds are a little in the favor of the Greats, if you have a look at the entire roster. But I swear to God, if they challenged the Rockers in a Karaoke competition, well… I think we know who would win that one.
Yesterday was the open practice for the two squads, as half the ice was covered in journalists from eTalk to local outlets all looking to get a quote for the game, and for the awards on Sunday night at MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Probably the biggest highlight of the game is the fact that Jets from past and present will be behind the bench coaching each team. First Captain of the Winnipeg Jets Ab MacDonald will be setting lines for the NHL Greats. Mark Schieffle, Grant Clitsome, and James Wright, who are all on the shelf for the Jets right now, will be strategizing for the Rockers.
I’ll have a full wrap and tons of photos here tomorrow.
Here’s Ab and I pre-practice.
Here’s a clip of courtesy of Shaw Winnipeg: